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It’s Simply Inspiring: October 13 Space Coast Inspiration Awards!

Event Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 Location: Cocoa Civic Center, Historic Cocoa Village
 Some of the most inspirational people along Florida’s Space Coast will be honored at the Space Coast Inspiration Awards, Saturday, October 13, 6-9pm, at Cocoa Civic Center. The event will feature Master of Ceremonies Wayne Ivey, Brevard County sheriff, and world-inspiring survivor and singer Kechi, top finalist, America’s Got Talent 2017. Tickets and details are available at stmarkscan.org or by phoning 321.639.5773; general admission tickets are $50; VIP $75 and include a complimentary reception and intermission. Proceeds benefit preservation of historic St. Mark’s Episcopal Community Church and Academy, Cocoa Village, inspiring community leadership since 1878; the event is presented by Space Coast Living and Historic Cocoa Village Association. Receiving Space Coast Inspiration Awards at the event will be:

• Al Trafford, Trafford Realty Company, posthumously

• Ben Brotemarkle, Executive Director, Florida Historical Society; Producer, “Florida Frontiers”

• Beth Hazely, Owner and Chef, Two Chicks and a Pot Catering

• Colonel, USAF, Retired Bob and Connie Harvey

• Dr. Anastacia Hawkins-Smith, CEO & Artistic Director, Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse

• Field Manor Foundation and The Field Family

• Guy and Delores Spearman

• Jim McKnight, City Manager, Cocoa Beach; Retired City Manager, Rockledge

• Larry Sinclair, Founder, Broadmoor Acres Community Restoration and Preservation, Inc .

• Lester Bullock, CEO, Victory Casino Cruises

• Lou and Julie Colombo, Founders, I Love My Island, Inc.; Merritt Island Now Magazine

• Lynda Weatherman, President & CEO, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

• Mary Ann Balthaser and Beth Courtney, Founder and Past Chair, Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Task Force

• Ralph and Cindy Perrone, Owners, Perrone Properties, Inc.

• Ross Schlernitzauer, and, husband Bobby, posthumously

• Steve Wilson, Safety Coordinator, City of Rockledge

• Tom and Susie Wasdin, Wasdin Associates, Inc.

World-renowned Kechi was one of two survivors of a plane crash that killed 107 passengers, including 60 students from her Christian high school in Nigeria. She then moved to the U.S., endured 100 surgeries, graduated, discovered her angelic voice and adopted her mission to inspire the world. The event will begin with a complimentary 6pm reception, courtesy of The Restaurant and Entertainment Establishments of the Historic Cocoa Village Association, Victory Casino Cruises and Two Chicks and a Pot Catering. A complimentary intermission is also included. Other event sponsors include Florida Power and Light Company and Artemis IT.

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